I wanted a little gift to send to a friend for her birthday—
I came across several tutorials on the internet and TV for making wine coasters, all with similar ideas—a little folding magic and voilà! Easy-to-make and fun-to-enjoy coasters!
Ah hah! The perfect gift… easy to send with the card, and I can make it from my stash.
These coasters will fit perfectly over the bottom stems of the average size wine glass, but you can also use them as regular coasters…for any beverage.
Wanna make some?
Here’s how I did it…
First, grab 5 fabrics and cut a 4-1/2” circle out of each one. I found that a nested set of circles I have for machine quilting worked perfectly as a rotary cutting guide for my circles…
Next, leave one circle alone (base circle) and press each of the other 4 circles in half. I cut enough to make two…
Now the layering part. Put your base circle right side up…then place each folded circle (with the folds toward the inside and the raw edges in line with the base circle) like this:
Be sure to tuck the last one under the first…it’ll make sense when you do it.
Now the sewing part: sew a 1/4” seam around the entire perimeter through all layers…you might want to trim with a pinking shears (but you don’t’ have to)
Just turn it right side out through the center of the folded circles…give it a good pressing…and like magic…voilà…a lovely wine coaster…and my favorite wine from our local winery–Wollersheim Winery 🙂 A great place to visit BTY, if you’re coming to the Prairie du Sac area of Wisconsin!
Or a lovely coaster for any beverage!
Wish my coffee looked like this
hmmmm…Time for a coffee break!
Until next time, HAPPY QUILTING!!